Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Small Plane Crashes, Killing 2 in Centre

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Small Plane Crashes, Killing 2 in Centre

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Two people were killed Thursday morning when a small plane that took off from an airport in Washington County crashed in Centre County, officials said.

The airplane left the Washington County Airport in South Franklin about 7:30 a.m. and crashed as it approached an airport operated by Penn State University less than an hour later.

The two who were killed were the only people aboard the aircraft. Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers has not identified the victims as officials try to locate next of kin.

University spokeswoman Heather Robbins said tower crews at University Park Airport saw smoke coming from the aircraft as it approached about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. She said they tried to alert the pilot but got no response.

The airport was closed after the crash as authorities investigated. …

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